English singer Morrissey has promised fans an album and a novel are in the works.

“In 2013 I published my Autobiography and it has been more successful than any record I have ever released, so, yes, I am midway through my novel,” he said in a post on Morrissey fan site True To You. “I have my hopes.”

He went on to criticize the music industry.

“The actuality is that radio stations will not play my music, and the majority of people have lost faith in the music industry, and it's generally assumed – quite rightly – that the number one chart positions are 'bought' by the major labels, so there really is no passion left in pop or rock music, and I don't think people believe for an instant that the faces we constantly see on television and in magazines are remotely popular,” Morrissey said. “It's all, now, solely a question of marketing. All success stories are safe and dreary, and you will never be taken by surprise by a hit song that sounds out of place. This is not just my view but the view of everyone I know.”

Still, Morrissey promised he was working on new music.

“[W]e are about to record our new album, and one of the tracks is called Istanbul,” Moz said in response to a question related to a 2012 Istanbul performance. “It is second to Rome as my most favorite city in the world. When I'm in Istanbul, I feel as if I could never die. My life is matched.”

(Related: Morrissey details relationship with man, then adds: “I am not homosexual.”)